Small Business Forum – Oct 11

Date / Time
Friday, October 11th, 2019
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

9:45 a.m. Morning Keynote Presentation:
THINK BIG and ACT FAST: How to Self-Disrupt in the Digital Age
Presented By: Lital Marom, Innovation Strategies & Visionary

For classic companies born before the digital era, it’s a whole new world where age, size, sales, and market CAP won’t guarantee market presence tomorrow. But there’s hope!

 a.m. The Invisible Opportunity
Presented by Ricardo Wagner, Microsoft Canada
Is unconscious bias hurting your business? This remarkable presentation sheds new light on the exciting and profitable opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses that accessibility and inclusivity offer. Get the real facts about people with disabilities, their performance as employees, their purchasing power as customers, and the benefits they contribute to organizations across Canada.

Break-out Sessions: Council Chambers


12:45 p.m. Afternoon Keynote Presentation: AI is Everywhere
Presented By: Ramona Pringle, CBC and Ryerson University
What does this rapid rise of AI mean for the workforce, and for your business? In this presentation, Ramona will provide your audience with an insider’s view on the spread of AI is across all sectors. With a look ahead at what’s coming, this talk will give you the tools to plan for the future and set your organization up for success.

1:45 p.m.Succession Planning Panel Discussion
Moderator and Panellists, TD Business Banking and
The importance of succession planning and how to manage a buy or sell business opportunity will be discussed in this panel with advice professionals from TD Bank Group and Succession Matching

Break-out Sessions: Committee Room 1


1:45 p.m. Common Legal Mistake When Incorporating Your Business
Presented by Derek Hopfner and Shane Murphy, Founded
Starting a business and have questions about the legal side of things? This session will explain the most common legal mistakes when starting your business and the best way to avoid them. You'll learn about the best legal structure for your business, how to incorporate your company, why you should setup HST early and more.

Break-out Sessions: Committee Room 2


1:45 p.m.Your 2020 Social Media Strategy: 5 Trends You Can't Ignore
Presented by Silvia Pencak, Powerful Life Consulting (PLC)
Is social media driving you crazy? With all the noise out there and hours wasted do you find results disappointing? End overwhelm once and for all and power up your social media to drive engagement, sales and raving reviews. Silvia Pencak is a voice of experience having used social media for over 10 years to scale up her own business as well as many other businesses and organizations around the globe.

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